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Huel Powder - Not all Huel Powder is gluten-free, only the Huel Gluten-free range is made using gluten-free oats.
Huel Black Edition - Yes! It’s naturally gluten-free.
Huel Ready-to-drink - Yes! It’s made using gluten-free oat powder.
Huel Bar - Yes! They’re made using gluten-free oats.
We are steadily starting to roll out kelp-free Huel Powder v3.0.
There was concern around the addition of kelp adding an allergen risk to Huel, and although we have tested our kelp and each test has come back so small that the testing equipment can’t measure it, we added a “may contain” message to be extra safe.
This will be a gradual change so we can prevent wastage of Huel Powder. The website ingredients and allergen information will be updated as and when each flavor is switched over to kelp-free. The labels on the pouches you receive will reflect what’s in the pouch.
Huel Powder - Contains tree nuts (coconut) and kelp, which may have come into contact with crustacean, shellfish, and fish.
Huel Gluten-free - Contains tree nuts (coconut) and kelp, which may have come into contact with crustacean, shellfish, and fish.
Huel Black Edition - Contains tree nuts (coconut).
Huel Ready-to-drink - Contains tree nuts (coconut).
Huel Bar - May contain mustard. This product is made on equipment that also handles tree nuts & peanuts.
If you have a specific allergy that is outside of the information provided, please contact us directly and we will do our best to guide you on which products are suitable.
Yes, Huel is vegan! There are no animal products in any of our product range.
No, Huel isn’t organic. We don’t create an organic version of our products for a couple of reasons. One of them is cost. Organic ingredients are far more expensive, and this doesn’t fit in with our mission to provide universally affordable, nutritionally complete food.
We state 'GMO-free' on the website because it's important to some consumers, whether you share the same view is another matter. In the US there are genetically modified corn, canola, and flaxseed varieties that are approved for use in foods, but we feel they offer no benefits for Huel in terms of cost, consumer acceptability and several other factors. Therefore, Huel is GMO-free.
Concerns about GMOs should be made on an individual crop and technology basis, and it's important to read a variety of scientific sources to develop a better overall view of GMOs.
In the past, we sold sample pouches of Huel Powder, but the feedback was that they didn’t last long enough to give the full Huel experience. If it’s Huel Powder you’re looking for, why not try our 34-meal starter pack? It’s been purposely designed to give you everything you need to have a great initial experience.
We do have a Taster Pack of our most popular Flavor Boosts for you to try with your Huel Powder.
Yes! The vitamin and mineral blend in our Huel products is included to bump up the vitamins and minerals that aren't there in sufficient amounts. Some vitamin and mineral supplements aren't absorbed well, but this is due to the contents of the pill, or the form of the micronutrient used in the blend. All forms used in the Huel vitamin and mineral blend are readily absorbed to provide adequate nutrition. Read more about the Vitamins and Minerals in Huel.
Some people don’t like the inclusion of sucralose in our Huel products as it’s an artificial sweetener. We use sucralose for a number of reasons:
Yes. Our combination of different protein sources in our Huel products means they have a perfect Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) of 1.0. This is the same score as other animal based proteins, and more than enough to ensure all amino acids are supplied and that the protein in Huel Powder has high bioavailability. Read more about protein in our Guide to Protein, Digestion and Absorption.
Absolutely! To lose 1lb of fat, you need to consume 500 calories less than you need per day, and to gain 1lb of fat, you should eat 500 calories more. Huel is a great way to accurately calculate your calorie intake whilst making sure you’re not compromising on nutrition. Take a look at our Guide to Fat Loss or Guide to Gaining Weight to get started.
The skepticism of liquid diets is often due to lack of chewing (therefore leading to incomplete digestion). Digestion does begin with chewing; it starts the breakdown of solid food to increase the surface area.
However, with liquid diets this has already been done for you. Huel has fine milled oats as the carb source and these are a lot easier to break down further than whole oats. Also, peristalsis remains active throughout the alimentary canal, as we’ve addressed this with good levels of soluble and insoluble fibers in Huel.
Yes, all Huel products are suitable for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, but we suggest limiting Huel Bars to one per day. Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink can be consumed freely.
Our products are made from oats and are high in fiber. As with all food, if you're using medication to help control your diabetes, you should structure your intake of Huel appropriately. Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink are low in sugar, have a low-GI and you can accurately measure the amount of carbohydrate you're consuming each meal; this may be useful depending on what medication or insulin regimen you're following.
The contribution of total energy intake that comes from carbohydrate is between 35% and 42% – depending on the Huel product – levels that tie in well with American Diabetes Association recommendations. Indeed, for diabetics who count their carbs to help manage their blood glucose levels (as detailed on the American Diabetes Association website), please look at the Nutrition information of Huel; for example, a 2 scoop meal of Huel Powder provides 42g of carbohydrate.
If you've had surgery on your esophagus or stomach which has resulted in partial or total removal, you can still benefit from having Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink. One symptom you should have learned about from medical staff is dumping syndrome. This is where the transit time for food will be a lot quicker and could cause rebound hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). The ingredients in Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink are low-GI and are ideal to reduce the risk of dumping syndrome. However, to be cautious, we recommend you keep your servings smaller and spread throughout the day. Obviously this depends on your requirements and if you're consuming Huel for 100% of your nutrition. If you’re having 100% Huel, we suggest you work up to this level over 1-2 weeks rather than going straight to a 100% intake.
Some gastrointestinal surgery can result in reduced absorption and increased requirements for certain nutrients, so we recommend you discuss Huel with your clinical staff before making it a regular part of your diet.
Absolutely. All Huel products are fine to have during pregnancy, but should be limited to one serving per day as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
Mothers are told not to have too much vitamin A, nor to use vitamin A supplements during pregnancy. The amount of vitamin A in Huel meets the U.S recommended intake requirement and is lower than typical intakes of people who consume a varied diet, and far lower than levels that have been shown to be safe during pregnancy.
There are no ingredients in any of our products that are bad for nursing/lactating mothers, and they all should be fine to consume. However, we suggest you discuss this with your doctor or midwife in case there are any clinically-specific reasons why they wouldn’t be suitable.
Consuming Huel Powder and Huel Ready-to-drink may be okay if your diverticular disease is in remission, but we do advise caution. If you're in an active diverticulitis phase, the ground flaxseed may get caught up in diverticular pockets and cause irritation, so we suggest avoiding Huel products.
Yes. Huel is safe for children above 4 years of age to include in moderation as part of a balanced, varied diet, but please give our Children, Adolescents and Huel guide a read. Huel is not suitable for babies or infants below or during weaning age as there are different nutritional requirements for this age group.
The good news is, shipping is free on most orders over $25. If your order is under $25, a small shipping fee of $5 will be charged.
For the below states, the shipping cost will vary depending on the weight of your order:
Take a look at our shipping questions for shipping fees to the above states.
Due to high demand, deliveries are currently taking up to 7-10 business days. We apologise for any inconvenience.
If you order before 4pm Local Time, you will receive your items within 3 business days. If you order after 4pm Local Time on a Friday, or on a Saturday or Sunday, your items will be picked and packed on Monday and you will receive them within 3 business days.
For the below listed states, your items will be shipped within 5 business days:
There are some exceptions, so take a look at our Shipping questions for more information.
We work quickly to pick and pack your items. Unfortunately, this means your order can't be amended or cancelled once you've placed it. This includes swapping products, changing your shipping address, and changing payment methods.
You can always return any unwanted orders to us for a refund.
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